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HERE

 

for Ed and Jenny


"Numb with satisfaction, I fled with my cart of instruments from that

gleaming sphere and emerged into a street suddenly cold and dark. Night

had come with winter's swiftness; it was almost the ninth hour, and almost

time for me to Watch once more."

 

Robert Silverberg: "Nightwings"


simply

 

equals

 

a lot

 

of explaining


       went sideways

 

and spent a long time

 

     catching up


all is the same nothing

 

  is the same


 

surge    on

 

    bleed


only nineteen cents


look at stanford on the plane putting vick in his eye

 

his cobra awaits the polaroid


that is not he

 

never before written

 

opal    orange


monkey dry

 

o


bang    shatter

 

drift   drift


  monocle

 

  monop oly

 

mo  notonous


clever, rich, with a false accent

 

MOVING VEHICLES


never cut a frame wrong

 

in parentheses's

 

the test


eye ma spectacal

 

      you man bean


canadian

 

balloonn


bbaalloonn

 

canadiaian


  me go

 

a mi go


is as far

 

  as your script

 

goes in my life


spring of mind

 

        love

 

        a

 

        name

 

        for

 

        nothing


found the coat with

 

four sleeves the

 

day he invented

 

the t.v. zip


then

 

he

 

expanded


television

 

is my fire

 

place in


found

 

inroads


ohio

 

ohio is a

 

state where

 

everything

 

is explained


we

 

make light

 

of matter


i do

 

as good

 

as i am

 

id o

 

as go od

 

asia m


"A strange emptiness swept over me. I had given the alarm; the invaders

were on their way; I had lost my occupation. There was no need of Watchers

now. Almost lovingly I touched the worn cart that had been my companion

for so many years. I ran my fingers over its stained and pitted instruments;

and then I looked away, abandoning it, and went down the dark streets

cartless, burdenless, a man whose life had found and lost meaning in the

same instant. And about me raged chaos."

 

Robert Silverberg: "Nightwings"


Typed in an edition of forty copies, of which this is number........

Cover drawing by Lloyd Raworth

 

 

Tom Raworth

Ohio, January 1973


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